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William FRANCIS

Regimental number2425
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBoundary Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Francis, Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date11 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2425A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 October 1917
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 18), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2424 Pte John FRANCIS, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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